New Year India and World
New Year’s Day as we all know is January 1 as per the Gregorian calendar (reform of the Julian calendar) which is the most widely used calendar in the world today. The New Year is an event that happens when a culture celebrates the end of one year and the beginning of the next. The ancient Roman calendar had only ten months and started the year on 1 March, which is still reflected in the names of some months which derive from Latin: September (seventh), October (eighth), November (ninth), December (tenth).
London Top 2008 New Year Fireworks
Around 713 BC the months of January and February were added to the year, traditionally by the second king, Numa Pompilius, along with the leap month Intercalaris. The year used in dates was the consular year, which began on the day when consuls first entered office — fixed by law at 15 March in 222 BC, but this event was moved to 1 January in 153 BC. In 45 BC, Julius Caesar introduced the Julian calendar, dropping Intercalaris; however, 1 January continued to be the first day of the new year.Please note that the full form of the term A.D. is Anno Domini in Latin which means “In the Year of (Our) Lord” and B.C is an abbreviation of Before Christ. Because of the division of the globe into time zones, the new year moves progressively around the globe as the start of the day ushers in the New Year. The central Pacific Ocean island nation of Kiribati (see the map of Kiribati and the the date line). claims that its easternmost landmass, uninhabited Caroline Island, is the first to usher in the New Year. Honolulu (U.S.A. – Hawaii) is the last to celebrate the New Year. Coordinated Universal Time is a time standard based on International Atomic Time (TAI) with leap seconds added at irregular intervals to compensate for the Earth’s slowing rotation. See the time as per the UTC when the world celebrates the new year.
Time person of the year till 2008
2008 Taipei 101 New Year Fireworks Display